Music Monday # 10 – ‘Come and Get It’

On March 5, 1971 the band Badfinger begin their 1st tour as headliners with an appearance in Toledo, OH.  The YouTube bio for the band says:

Pegged as one of the most promising British groups of the late ’60s and the one world-class talent ever signed to the Beatles’ Apple Records label that remained with the label, Badfinger enjoyed the kind of success in England and America that most other bands could only envy. Yet a string of memorable hit singles — “Come and Get It,” “No Matter What,” “Day After Day,” and “Baby Blue” — saw almost no reward from that success. Instead, four years of hit singles and international tours precipitated the suicides of its two creative members and legal proceedings that left lawyers as the only ones enriched by the group’s work.

I remember listening to Badfinger as a ‘tween’ and of the songs mentioned above “Come and Get It” is the one I remember clearly.  The lyrics “fool and his money” pop into my brain.  I was unaware, until researching this post, that the song was written by Paul McCartney.  “Come and Get It”  reached number 4 as a British hit single and number 7 in America.  

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